Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
the news corporation phone hacking allegations. this morning on c-span3, rupert murdoch and his son james murdoch will testify today. rebekah brooks resigned and was arrested on sunday. coverage is underway at 9:30 a.m. eastern. >> now available, c-span and congressional directory. inside new and returning house and senate members with contact information, twitter addresses, district maps, and information on the white house, supreme court justices. order online. >> "washington journal" is next. we will take your phone calls. the house is in this morning at 10:00 eastern for speeches. they will discuss spending packages at noon eastern. the cut, cap, and balance legislation will be discussed along with possible amendments to the constitution. to the constitution.
Jul 16, 2011 2:00am EDT
for rupert murdoch. i left cambridge and was in london at dreaming up one day becoming a blogger in america. [applause] contrary to walter's new book -- it says that right now walther is the only man in washington who is making [unintelligible] [applause] i also loved his biography on henry kissinger, partly because he was the first man to reassure me when i moved to new york that having an accent was not a problem. [laughter] he said to me you can never underestimate the complete advantages of utter in copper and stability. -- and copper instability. -- incomprehensibility. i was in london when the phone hacking scandal started. it is amazing to see two things. first of all, how old fashioned an incredibly irrelevant the debate between old media and new media is. 168 years on paper. an incredible institution in the british press that was acting in ways that would have been utterly disgusting coming from anywhere in the immediate universe. it is new media that played a huge part in bringing the news of the world down so fast part -- . -- news of the world down so fast. it is amazing what is
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
hacking and matra police. and a discussion regarding rupert murdoch. and on sunday, a woman was arrested and questioned about her knowledge regarding the phone hacking. this will be on c-span 3 and 9:30 a.m. eastern. and he republicans are calling " a piece of legislation cut, cap, and the balance. congress must pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. that is according to president obama. due to technical problems, we will rejoin our coverage in progress. future congresses will have to make tough decisions. it does not mandate one way or the other that the social security or medicare gets cut. it is disingenuous to suggest that this plan cuts entitlements. >> if i could respond to that question. i can assure you they were not going for this kind of twisted version of a constitutional balanced budget amendment. this is an effort to manipulate the constitution to stack the deck in certain ways. it has two devices to do that. one is to require a supermajority vote to raise revenue. the other device is putting on this 18% cap. these are not in in the balanced budget amendment s